47 Stories is a series of interviews of people on the 47 bus route and 47 septa bus wrap. The route travels from South Philadelphia to Olney it is one of the most diverse bus routes in the city. The project encourages riders to go to a stop beyond their normal route to learn more about their city and neighbors. It is a temporary project in collaboration with Laura Deutch through the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program.
You can wait for the 47 bus and learn a word in one of the many languages spoken in South Philadelphia!!!
Language Lab is located at 7th and Moore streets in South Philadelphia. It is a mural which represents over 30 languages spoken in South Philadelphia. You can wait for the 47 bus and learn a new word.
Language Lab mural in progress, 7th and Moore. This mural was created in conjunction with Karen, Cambodian and Indonesian communities in South Philadelphia.
Mural Installation 222 Vine Street
This mural is derived from Karen Burmese textiles. It is located at the first Southeast By Southeast storefront at 7th and Dudley Streets ihn South Philadelphia
This series of murals are on grates located near 7th and Snyder. The color is reflective Burmese and Bhutanese textiles but the stripes respond to surrounding signage. The murals are located on what appears to be an old silent movie theater. Look up close and you can see the word talkies really faintly from the Snyder Street side.
This mural describes the path of families from Burma and Bhutan from the Mountains to the City. The mountain is such a powerful symbol for the Karen people of Burma. (Though this mountain is a woodcut and does not look exactly like the Karen mountain) The Karen mountain was where families lived for generations. Parents tell their children one day we will go back there. The house on the left is a refugee house, the city in the foreground brings a lot of opportunities and also unknowns. This mural is connected to Southeastbysoutheast a storefront project working to provide art and educational opportunities to new refugees from Burma and Bhutan.
This is a temporary mural installation at Asian Arts Initiative. It is part of the exhibit of Shira Walinsky solo work and Southeastbysoutheast.
This mural is located at 8th and Emily streets in Philadelphia. It is located next to Growing Home the most amazing refugee garden. I say amazing because it is extremely active. On a summer day you will see all family members working together. The families who use the garden are from Burma and Bhutan.
A mural located at 8th and Jackson in South Philadelphia on the restaurant El Chilito Loco, marking Mexican migration from Pueblo State to Philadelphia
Located at 44th and Ludlow in West Philadelphia. This mural was created in conjunction with Joe Brenman and Big Pictures Mural Art in Philadelphia, a class at the University of Pennsylvania. The mural can still be seen but a developer has built a new house in front blocking.